When ‘Functional Fashion’ Takes A Whole New Meaning

Designing functional fashion is and should be more than just the latest smart jewellery with the ability to give you notifications or a handsome tech bag that charges your mobile on the go.  When it comes to 'needs vs. wants', we should try to keep...

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

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Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or a bracelet that tracks physical activity. Sure, those are things we wear, but what about something with computing power that...

Consumers Demand For Fashion and Performance in WearableTech Grows

Consumers demand for fashion and performance in wearabletech grows according to a new survey conducted by global research company Lightspeed GMI in April 2015. More people are expecting fashion and performance when it comes to their wearable tech. Sounds promising? Well the downside of this is...

Finally, Wearables To Control Nearables

Last year, my tech enthusiasm led me to write a piece that was published on Wired.com about Hearables to control your Wearables. The objective of the article was to share thoughts on how cool it could be for wearables to actually become more convenient in a way...

When Fashion and LifeStyle Textiles are Getting Smart

We may not begrudge our clothes and textile furnishings for forgetting to remind us of our mother-in-law’s birthday, but we will expect them to play with us, get to know us, and make living our lives more efficient. Imagine, your self-driving car notifying you of...

The Death Of The Standalone Activity Tracker

Activity trackers are very much alive and kicking. From the first wearable tech company's IPO(Fitbit) to the statistics saying one in every five Americans now own a fitness tracker, leaves us wondering whether these devices are in it for the long haul? This is a question...

Will The Term “Wearable Tech” Soon Become Obsolete?

When fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg shared with the world that she will be launching a high tech handbag for the fashionably mobile, many people got quite excited. Following that announcement, I was more interested in what Von Furstenberg shared about her thoughts on...

Has The Fashion Industry Hijacked Wearable Technology?

Could 2015 be considered the year that the fashion industry commandeered the wearable technology world or was it that technology was no longer leaving fashion behind? I think it all comes down to strategy. The fashion industry has come to realise that fashion tech is where it's...

Smart Watches Will Overtake Dedicated Fitness Trackers

Like any other person, I love it when it looks like my predictions might become a reality. In the case of the presumed death of the standalone active tracker, it is the wearable tech industry's biggest and most valuable proposition of today, raising awareness through self...

Kiss Your Purse Goodbye, Apple Watch’s a Straight Success

It is official, You can now kiss your purse goodbye, the Apple Watch's a straight Success. With reports coming out stating that Apple's first wearable tech device sales figures are out selling those of the iPhone and iPod when they first came to market, leaves us to conclude...